Ka Band Block Up Converters

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The SAGE SatCom Ka Band Block Up Converters provide from 5W to 20W of linear power in a highly compact package. The SAGE BUCs support industry standard protocols, with the 10W Linear Ka Band BUC also supporting Inmarsat GX systems. The compactness and light weight of the SAGE SatCom solid state Linear Ka Band Block Up Converters allow for direct mounting to the antenna feed arm resulting in a superior end solution to larger competing products that require pedestal mounting. Simplifying system planning and logistics, a single frequency agile model covers the complete frequency band from 29 GHz to 31 GHz. Command and Monitoring is supported through RS-485 and Ethernet interfaces.

The Block Up Converters are built using military-grade components and corrosion-resistant materials, allowing them to withstand extreme weather conditions worldwide. For satellite service providers and integrators that offer solutions using both military and commercial Ka Bands, the Block Up Converters offer simplified system planning, logistics and sparing as they cover the entire 29-31GHz frequency band in a single unit. Flexibility of monitoring & command (M&C) is enhanced through the use of both RS-485 and HTTP (Ethernet) interfaces. Field-replaceable fuse and weather-proof fans simplify maintenance.

Key Benefits

  • Compact and light weight 20W Linear Ka Band Block Up Converter from 5W linear to 20W linear output power.
  • 10W Linear Ka Band BUC designed to operate with Inmarsat’s Global Xpress (GX) service
  • Directly mounts to antenna feed arm
  • Single frequency agile model per power level covers complete frequency band from 29 GHz to 31 GHz.
  • Gallium Nitride (GaN) based solid state technology (20W Linear and 12W Linear models) provides highest reliability and lowest power consumption.
  • Compact and energy efficient
  • Solid state reliability
  • Easy System Integration
  • Thermally efficient
  • Superior harmonic and spurious suppression
Product RF Characteristics IF Characteristics Power Requirement Physical
Frequency Psat (typical) Output Power P-Linear Frequency Range Input voltage Power consumption (typical) Size (LxWxH) Weight
SAGE 20W Linear Ka Band GaN BUC 29.0 - 31.0 GHz (single model per power level covers complete frequency range) 27W 20W 1000-2000 MHz; 950-1450 MHz; 950-1950 MHz +48VDC (prime), -48VDC (optional) 275W Prime Power at 20W Plinear 197 x 170 x 137 mm / 7.8 x 6.7 x 5.4 inches 6.35 kg / 14 lbs
SAGE 12W Linear Ka Band GaN BUC 29.0 - 31.0 GHz (single model per power level covers complete frequency range) 19W 12W 1000-2000 MHz; 950-1450 MHz; 950-1950 MHz +48VDC (prime), -48VDC (optional) 155W Prime Power at 12W Plinear 190 x 135 x 102 mm / 7.5 x 5.3 x 4.0 inches 4 kg / 8.8 lbs
SAGE 10W Linear Ka Band GaN BUC (designed to operate with Inmarsat’s Global Xpress) 29.0 - 31.0 GHz (single model per power level covers complete frequency range) 19W 10W 1000-2000 MHz; 950-1450 MHz; 950-1950 MHz +48VDC (prime), -48VDC (optional) 155W Prime Power at 12W Plinear 190 x 135 x 102 mm / 7.5 x 5.3 x 4.0 inches 4 kg / 8.8 lbs
SAGE 5W Linear Ka Band BUC 29.0 - 31.0 GHz (single model per power level covers complete frequency range) 8W 5W 1000-2000 MHz; 950-1450 MHz; 950-1950 MHz +48VDC (prime), -48VDC (optional) 140W Prime Power at 5W Plinear 190 x 135 x 102 mm / 7.5 x 5.3 x 4.0 inches 4 kg / 8.8 lbs